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in connecticut, is not something i support. i think this whole issue of assault weapons and weapons that can easily be converted to a salt weapons is a question we really need to have in this country. obviously the discussion can begin about the size of the magazines, and i think that's a good discussion to have. i'd love to hear the people argue that we need 30-round magazines and that's somehow tied to the right to bear arms. [ inaudible question ] right, and they say that because they know they can prevent about -- -- i'm not talking about basic weapons or weapons used in hunting. best of my knowledge, if anyone uses an assault weapon -- an assault weapon in the hunting with the 30-round magazine, i'd be quite surprised by that -- and by the way, if they do, and because of public safety, that should go away, then i believe that should go away. >> public policy didn't see to be particular focus of yours during the first half of your term here -- well, i was wondering if you agree with that observation and if so, why now? >> i think gun safety is -- has been important to our administration
in newtown, connecticut. soledad o'brien joins us live. good morning, soledad. >> reporter: good morning to you, carol. as you said, classes resume today for most of the kids in this community, so many wrestling with so much heartbreak, all of the newtown schools except for sandy hook elementary will reopen. grief and the fears of returning students an additional concern. police officers will be at every single school and today the town will lay to rest, the grandmother of charlotte bacon says her 6-year-old granddaughter was a bundle of energy who loved dresses and a second, jessica rekos, loved horses, she wrote her own horse stories, excited about a pair of cowgirl boots she was expecting to get for christmas. now to get the latest on the school's reopening this morning, sara endo is here in the heart of newtown with more. >> reporter: they're starting to see a lot of school buses rolling by and in about an hour or two classes will be in session. they all may be anxious about school returning back to normalcy but this could be the first step to healing. step towards normalcy, for newt
in connecticut, of course, tend to cast a shadow on all the other news out there, and understandably so, but there now it's time for the last word with lawrence o'donnell. have a great night. >>> on a typical day in america 33 people are murdered with guns. on a typical day in connecticut no one is murdered with guns. in a typical year here in newtown, connecticut, no one is murdered with a gun, but newtown has now proved to anybody who didn't already know it that the worst american way of death, mass murder, really can happen anywhere. >> reality set in a bit today in newtown, connecticut, a town that laid two 6-year-old boys to rest. >> funerals were held for jack pinto and noah poznor. >> they began at 1:00 toted. >> svrss are planned for tuesday. >> you try to feel their pain, but you can't. you try to find some words that you hope will be adequate knowing that they'll be inadequate. >> we have begun processing the sxefd analyzing the evidence. >> sandy hook elementary could be a crime scene for months. >> we've seized it under search warrants, and we're going to hold those location
in connecticut for political purposes. bernie goldberg will have thoughts on that. caution. you are about to enter the no spin zone. "the factor" begins right now. >> hi. i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. what do we do, what do we do about violent evil? that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. having done extensive research on lee harvey oswald for "killing kennedy," i snow something about violent evil i. saw it firsthand in el salvador and the middle east and i sat across electric it when i interviewed a former ss guard who worked at the concentration camp in germany. so when i first heard that 20-year-old adam lanza had murdered 27 people, including 20 little children, i pretty much knew a few things about lanza. number one, that he was deeply angry. number two, that he was alienated from most other human beings. number three, that most likely he was deeply involved with the internet. all of those things have now been established. adam lanza could not live his life in a normal way. there has been speculation that he had aspergers syndrome, but that has
, breaking news. >> it is just coming across the wires here, from the connecticut state police, responding to reports of a shooting, we are told, at newton elementary school this morning. it's in the southwestern part of connecticut. that's according to a police spokesman, responding to reports of a shooting at newtown elementally school. there is a map right there. sandy hook. let me read more of what i'm getting here. according to one of our affiliates, the connecticut state police are responding to that shooting at newtown. excuse me. not newton. newtown. the shooting happened on dickinson. it's newtown. i said newton before but it's newtown. we don't know if there's any injuries but they are deploying units and cnn is sending crews and our affiliates are sending crews as well. they are en route to an elementary school in newtown. we are working our sources and our affiliates there in the area to try to figure out what is going on. as you know, law enforcement -- and we do here at cnn and all news organizations take it very seriously any time there are reports of a gun or shots fired at
. but whatever you think of it as policy it is not for gun owners. >> joy, i was in newtown, connecticut, and today flew across the country. here i was in los angeles, as far away as i could be from connecticut in the continental united states. and i'm greeted today by the los angeles times lead headline saying the police chief of los angeles saying this is a new reality. those are his words, and that is why he is going to re-deploy los angeles police to cover every elementary school and middle school in the los angeles school district every day. there will be a uniformed police presence at every school at some point in every day of the school year. this is an extraordinary nationwide reaction to what happened in connecticut. and i have to say, i am convinced that this is not like any reaction we've seen before to one of these mass murders. >> yeah, absolutely, and what a shame, right, to have to live in a country where you have to have armed police officers protecting your children. i mean the one place that your children are supposed to be safe outside of your home is school. they're i
were murdered here in newtown, connecticut, on friday morning. >> i now ask that the united states senate observe a moment of silence for the victims of the sandy hook elementary school tragedy. >> but united states senators are not being silent now about gun control. they are already taking up the challenge. president obama issued when he spoke to the grieving newtown community here last night. >> we can't tolerate this anymore. these tragedies must end, and to end them we must change. we will be told that the causes of such violence are complex and that is true. no single law, no set of laws can eliminate evil from the world or prevent every senseless act of violence in our society, but that can't be an excuse for inaction. surely we can do better than this. in the coming weeks i'll use whatever power this office holds to engage my fellow citizens from law enforcement to mental health professionals to parents and educators in an effort aimed at preventing more tragedies like this because what choice do we have? we can't accept events like this as routine. are we really prepared t
in new town, connecticut. a school shooting that killed 26 children and adults at sandy hook elementary. today nra boss wane lapierre blamed violence on the media bloody movies and violent video games. he blamed lawmakers for making schools an easy target for the monsters living among us. >> politicians pass laws for gun free school zones. they issue press releases bragging about them. they post signs advertising them appeared in doing so, they tell every insane killer in america that schools are the safest place to inflict maximum mayhem with minimum risk. >> harris: lapierre then called on congress to put an armed officer in every school by next month when kids go back after the holidays. protesters disrupted his comments at least twice today. one of them claiming the nra has blood on its hands. james rosen live in washington tonight. james, there was an overarching point today that lapierre was making. what was it? >> well, he cited the presence of armed and trained security officers, harris at banks, courthouses, power plants, defense installations and also the presence of firearms
.com/impact. you can help. "cnn newsroom" continues right now with don lemon in newtown, connecticut. don? >>> hi, everyone. i'm brooke baldwin live at the cnn world headquarters in atlanta. don lemon is standing by in newtown, connecticut, where we'll check in with him here momentarily. but the story this week, it just breaks your heart to see there, these funerals going on for these itty-bitty children here, two more young victims being laid to rest today. services for 6-year-old jessica rekos were held at st. rose of lima catholic church there in town. as her relatives grieve, they are also trying to help her brother travis understand why he can't play with his best friend. he wants to know where is his best friend. we found out jessica loved horses. she loved watching horse movies, drawing horses. apparently she asked santa claus this christmas for a new pair of cow girl boots. also today, 6-year-old james mattioli was buried. the funeral held at st. rose of lima church there in newtown. the family posted a public obituary. they called him, quote, our beloved prince. they say james loved scho
cards. what motivated me was the connecticut shooting. >> the incident that happened in connecticut was because i have six grand kids that live with me. >> on friday. the president of the nra said this. >> next week. we will be interested in talking about these. and contact us please at that point. we will be willing to talk to anyone on monday. he has been busy running around and spent some time today with cnn. joining me now, we are not afraid to discuss this with anything. the buyback has been something to be hold. and it has been really sat tur ration and the guns have been pouring in. it is a feeling that is different about it this time. this is happening in big cities in la. >> we are already sensitive to it and not in some of the more rural parts of the country. what i think is important is the sensation that is occurring throughout the country. it doesn't mean that it is preventing getting one of those guns. it is clearly happening out there. and karen the drudge report going crazy. jared loughner used handgun and you couldn't write legislation that did not try to take that
across new york and long island, across the connecticut sound and really heavy downpours into boston and drive a little further north and it's all snow. that combined with strong wind is making for a very messy day today. so many people are out and about, trying to enjoy holiday time or maybe just heading back to work or to the stores to return gifts. but unfortunately we're seeing heavy downpours into bridgeport, connecticut and once you start heading to upstate new york, it's accumulation. we're talking about a foot or more for upstate new york, 3 to 6 for places like massachusetts, worcester and the berkshires. the pocono mountains will see about 6 inches of snow and into northwestern new jersey you're still looking at snow as well. this is a strong area of low pressure, it will work its way across the northeast. the cold air coming in behind it will help enhance the heaviest snow across the great lakes and extreme northern new england. we're also experiencing some bitterly cold temperatures right here in the south. this morning it's 35 in atlanta, 33 in birmingham. the cold air i
of the connecticut school shooting hit, that out of nowhere, ads for tom cruise's latest movie disappeared, other movies as well. anything violent coming to the big screen sure as heck of nots showing up in promotions on the little screen, but i think it's %-politicians now targeting vido games that are already rated for things like violence and, well, exxessive anything, even popular kids' websites reviewed with critics saying there's a fine line between free speech and using a horrible tragedy to deny that speech. rudy on whether we truly are overreacting. mayor, what do you think? >> we always overreact. that's kind of normal. you get a terrible incident, and everybody is seeking a simple solution to it, easy way to deal with it so everybody looks at whatever the favorite thing is whether it's gun control, mental illness, violence in the movies. i mean, look, i don't -- i've been in law enforcement most of my life and handled hinkley case who tried to assassinate ronald reagan, and most thought it was because of jodi foster, his obsession with her, and then he tried to do the same thing, theo
segment tonight. here is a little known fact about the mass murder in new town, connecticut. that state tried to pass a tougher members of the jury health bill it was defeated and the aclu vigorously helped in the defeat. here now to explain megyn kelly what would it have done. >> it would allowed a conservator to oversee he medication who was mentally ill and needed ms. now they thought that was too invasive. they thought you needed at least two doctors to say okay. we need a conservator and connecticut was only going to require one. in any event, that law that connecticut was looking at defeated in february of '12 was less stringent. provided less remedies for helping the mentally ill than we have in place in 44 other states. >> bill: do you believe as an attorney that the mental health laws the state laws are enough to get somebody like this lanza guy. >> no. >> bill: they are not enough. >> some problems. the president is looking at gun control. i understand there is a large number of people in the country that wants that. but starting with why the mad man wants to kill and trying t
strong snowfall through central connecticut and rhode island. new england, you know winters can be long. winter is not officially -- is officially here, we are looking at a slamming start to the season. across the southeast, temperatures are also very cold. we have not warmed up in atlanta. we're at 31 degrees. the moisture coming into the south will come in at a time where temperatures are likely to be milder. we are not looking at snow accumulation in the south if that were to happen, it would be a shutdown around here. >> 31 degrees in atlanta? unbelievable. thank you very much. >>> reading, writing, marksmanship. coming up, we'll look inside classrooms where teachers are learning how to handle guns. >>> and dr. mcdreamy to the rescue? >> who? >> not in the o.r. tv dr. patrick democracy steps in to try to save hundreds of people their jobs. you will be surprised at how he's trying to do this. . because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it
a while. we're devastated out of news out of connecticut. it is such a tragedy. we're doing business news for you here today but for the people and parents our hearts go out. adam: if the president does make a statement we'll carry that on fox business. lori: what does your commuter mouse say about you? the scary flaw in internet explorer that may leave you vulnerable. adam: a looked a what 10 and 30-year treasurys are doing today. [ male announcer ] at scottrade, we believe the more you know, the better you trade. so we have ongoing webinars and interactive learning, plus, in-branch seminars at over 500 locations, where our dedicated support teams help you know more so your money can do more. [ rodger ] at scottrade, seven dollar trades are just the start. our teams have the information you want when you need it. it's anothereason more investors are saying... [ all ] i'm with scottrade. why let erectile dysfunction get in your way? talk to your doctor about viagra. ask if your heart is healthy enough for sex. do not take viagra if you take nitrates for chest pain; it may cause an unsafe
new movie involving tom cruise reedited because the massacre in newtown, connecticut. also, dennis miller running wild tonight. caution, you where to enter the no spin zone, the factor begins right now. hi i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. we will get to president obama and gun control in a melt. first, the talking talking points memo why isn't the president trying to secure the release of marine corps patrol john hammar? that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. in the middle of the civil war, president abraham lincoln still took time to right wrongs brought to his attention. regular folks could go to the white house and hand petitions to the president's staff. mr. lincoln would then read some of them, turn the letters over and write comments that might help individual americans. abraham lincoln did that every week. now we have a situation where a former marine, 27-year-old john hammar has been in a mexican prison since last august for absolutely nothing. nothing. as we have reported, corporal hammar secured permission from the u.s. customs office
of the connecticut mass shooting are being laid to rest, funerals for three little girls were held today, as families say their final goodbyes the battle over gun control heatlin heating up. more on that in a moment. the fiscal cliff, ten days away with no deal in sight, the president and speaker boehner are thousands of miles away from each other, each left washington for the holiday. we will have live report from hawaii and the latest on the fiscal cliff talks in just a few minutes as well. it's official, bp oil company will have to pay up to $7.8 billion, that is the class action settlement amount they agreed to pay to 100,000 businesses and individual has h by the biggest oil spill in history. the settlement was finalized yesterday, a lot of them are opting out and pursuing lawsuits of their own. >>> more affects of a brand new government's growing pans. this man announced that political life does not agree with him and he will go back to being a judge. it's the same day that the people are voting for a change to the new islamist backed constitution. protests broke out last month when the preside
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in connecticut and the fiscal cliff. shopper track now says that stores will see a 2.5% increase in november and december, and that's down from the original projection, 3.3% gain. really? sandy? a shooting? fiscal cliff? what about a weakening economy. a few jobs, no money. maybe that's a reason for this. not great, not stellar holiday shopping season and let's bring in carol ross, former investment banker, knows a thing or two about shopping and investment petailers, i'm saying, i'm tired of the excuses. i'm tired of hearing, oh, it's sandy or it's that or that and there's always an excuse when the economy starts to weaken, i just any the economy is weakening. what do you say? >> well, i agree, i mean, obviously, people have less money, they haven't been working and they're underemployed, but i do think that this is the big piece, stuart, this is pessimism. because you have to remember, even in the face of no money and no job, which has been going on for a while. consumer credit capacity actually has been increasing and consumers have been deleveraging and their home values have been going
, connecticut as well and also by us. . [bell ringing] [moment of silence] . [bell ringing] [moment of silence] [bell ringing] [moment of silence] [bell ringing] [moment of silence] [bell ringing] [moment of silence] [bell ringing] [moment of silence] [bell ringing] >> the bell that you're hearing right now, will ring 26 times and it's the bell in newtown, connecticut memorializing the 26 victims who died exactly one week ago and there was also a moment of silence there at the new york stock exchange and the nasdaq, all right. trading has now begun this friday morning. stock prices way, way down. let's check the big board, very, very early going in just a couple of minutes into the session and down 62 points and probably heading a lot lower than that. plan b, as we called it, is history. there is an increase, a very sharply increased chance of all of us going over that fiscal cliff come january the 1st. that would mean spending cuts and much higher taxes are on the way immediately down the road. nicole, i can see a sea of red, of red ink on the new york stock exchange. >> oh, yes. stuart: whi
tragedy at newtown, connecticut and the picture, the first grade picture has been released and just drives home the incredible loss and tragedy. this was one classroom and now the name, vicky soto's class, the 27-year-old teacher who had the zest for life who was killed. and many cite her as a hero and half of the class was saved and the story goes, we don't know, this is reported by six and seven year olds and the story was vague, she apparently hid them all in a closet and when she was killed, when she confronted the gunman and told them that she had sent them to the auditorium, she was killed and when some of the kids heard the gunshots, they ran out and they were killed. >> clayton: and olivia engel, apparently this photo was released by olivia's mother and appeared in the new york post this morning and as we continue to talk about what unfolded that day and of course, you look at the horrible images and many people were reminded what happened and unfolded in columbine, of course. then on friday, this was exacerbated this discussion about gun control and whether or not there should be
nonsense. >> think of the people of connecticut they have been and trauma. it could be behavioral therapy that is what we talk about. it is remarkable what can be done. john: what is goldman bent $10 million? >> alatas studies on this specific intervention says it works well for this 6318 population that is being treated as adults in the adult jail. john: you have volunteers in this did in vermont? >> good ideas with this of what we're talking about i hope this comes out good but a good idea is spread because they want to start their own versson so volunteers in medicine say free clinics can help those without insurance as well as obamacare. now there are 92 free clinics. after 15 years. it is not a media. 100 years ago we had a lot of immigrants and settlement houses across the united states. they copied each other it was not located through department of hhs but they raise their own money. this process can still go on. we can encourage it. >> now with a sophisticated website you can see where the money goes? >> you have better indicators. not just how the money is spent but the results.
learned from connecticut police investigators found significant evidence where day began in adam lanza's home. between his commuter and cell phone a motive will be evident. the first two victims were held today for six year old noah penzar. and jack. molly line has the latest on the investigation from newton tonight. what are you learning tonight? >> i had a chance to speak with the people who nancy lanza, the mother . shooter and they considered her a free. she hung out the pub called my place and she was a normal woman. there is white she was interested in guns and shooting, it was not a big part of her personality. >> she's described as some kind much a gun you know enthusiast or gun nut survivalist and things that i heard and that is not the nancy i know. i know she has guns and she enjoying target shooting and that's all i know. it is not the primary hobby. >> and one of the most interesting things we learned was through the medical agency saying it was true mother and son went to the gun ranges together but they couldn't find evidence that the shooter had been to a gun range. som
if you have a gift or donation that you want to give to the grieving families in newtown, connecticut. hold on to them. the connecticut town is asking people to stop giving. officials say the overflow has been heart warming since the tragedy, but left 20 kids and seven adults dead, but they are overwhelmed by the volume. are they offering an alternative plan? >> generally, yes. specifically, no. you stood in the town square and you saw the teddy bears and all of the candles and the angels and many sent 26 of them because of the number of people killed. it's just too much. they're asking that instead of sending more to the town, that they donate them to organizations and the thousands of children around the cocountry that would be comforted by a teddy bear. they have a warehouse full of these teddy bears and the cards and the angels and all of the trinkets being sent in. they are walking a difficult line because they don't want to appear to be ungrateful, but they want to get back to a level of normalcy. >> what do you do with all of this? the town is not big enough to absorb that. the
before people were worried about stricter gun regulation after the shooting in newtown, connecticut. the fbi reported a record number of background checks for what their weapon purchases. it started to happen when president obama was elected to his first term. here is a look at some gun stocks. then, netflix falling victim to a service outage due to technical problems. not of its own making. blaming amazon. shibani joshi has the details. shibani: it is called the nightmare on christmas eve. you have had a nice meal and then you turn on the tv only to download a netflix video or television show and it does not work. what are you supposed to do, talk to your family, watch the christmas show for the 14th millionth time? 27 billion of the 30 million subscribers were without access. it was finally restored 12 hours later. now, the blame game gets kicked in. fingers are being pointed at amazon. it expands the technical problem and that led to the problems on netflix. "we are investigating exactly what happened and how it could have been prevented. it is amazon's problem. the web services
out there now, a fabulous show up in connecticut stted out here in manhattan, comes from a family of farmers. what he has done is pu together a nonprofit where, if you're on food stamps and you g to a farmer's mart in you buy food to suffer in vegetables, they double the value for you. so there is a lot of programs out there in this country that really helped. but when we look at know, for example, one of the things that has me concerned, if you could do york city, and there has been a lot of research of the past year, year-and-a-half since the mayor talked about this, the soda tax in changing the size is die in those ciies where soda is less expensive than milk soda consumption is tired and milk. in those cities that no consumption come up prices are lower, guess what. tom: so you're saying that milk prices shoot up, people just switch over and start tracking service. >> absolutely. tom: a $1 trillion five-year deal. every five years this thing comes around. every ve years i hear the same complaints and nothing gets done >> correct goes back to 1949 when the farm bill started. it
, they are actually in ammunition maker. i've been reading about the horrible connecticut shooting in this new push for thomas. folks going out and buying guns en masse. but i think the taxes will come on the ammunition. i think that is where they will attack. they will have a great couple of quarters and they are grabbing up as much ammunition as possible. but they are a great one. gerri: if i had to base my investment choices based on congress -- i don't know, but thank you for the commentary. have a great new year. >> thank you, gerri. gerri: we will be right back with my "two cents more" and my "two cents more" and my answers the question of the day. how much did you spend this christmas season? stay with us. [ male announcer ] how do you trade? with scottrader streaming quotes, any way you want. fully customize it for your trading process -- from thought to trade, on every screen. d all in real time. which makes it just like having your own trading floor, right at your fingertips. [ rodger ] at scottrade, seven dollar trades are just the start. try our easy-to-use scottrader streaming quotes.
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. national rifle association breaking its silence one week after the horrific school shooting in connecticut. proposing armed guards and teachers at every school in america. is that a good idea. we're going to debate that next. then a u.p.s. driver does last minute christmas shopping on a customer's front porch. we have got the video that got him in trouble. let's give thanks - for an idea. a grand idea called america. the idea that if you work hard, if you have a dream, if you work with your neighbors... you can do most anything. this led to other ideas like lerty and rock 'n' roll. to free markets, free enterprise, and free refills. it put a man on the moon and a phone in your pocket. our country's gone through a lot over the centuries and a half. but this idea isn't fragile. when times get tough, it rallies us as one. every day, more people believe in the american idea and when they do, the dream comes true. we're grateful to be a part of it. [ male announcer ] it started long ago. the joy of giving something everything you've got. it takes passion. and it's not letting up anytime soon. a
connecticut says it is looking likely we will go over the fiscal cliff. >>heather: thank you from washington, dc, steve. >>gregg: president obama spending the christmas holiday in hawaii, a somber moment as the president and the first lady attended a memorial service for daniel inouye, the decorated world war ii veteran and long-serving united states senators who passed away on monday. chief white house correspondent ed henry is live in honolulu. ed? >>reporter: the president gave the eulogy on friday in washington, dc, talking about growing up here in hawaii in the early 70's and seeing then young senator inouye lead the watergate hearings and president obama saying that was one of the earliest political inspirations looking up to that decorated world war ii veteran who continued his public service for some 50 years in the united states senate. a short time ago, senate majority leader harry reid was speaking at the national memorial cemetery of the pacific where senator inouye will be laid to rest. he talks about how senator bob dole came to the capitol last week to pay his last respects to
sales. as you might realize, it's spurred on by the school massacre in newtown, connecticut, killed 20 children and 6 adults. murdered his mother and killed himself. speaking yesterday on "meet the press," the president says something has to fundamentally change in this country. that newtown shootings cannot feel like what he called a routine episode. >> that was the worst day of my presidency, and it's not something that i want to see repeated. >> vice president joe biden is leading a task force that will submit legislative proposals to the president in january. >>> also, happy new year, new zealand. auckland. and the start of 2013 with the fireworks display from sky tower, tallest free standing structure in the southern hemisphere. >> and as auckland rings in the new year, preparation under way in times square. heart of new york city, coming up next. >> and more from washington for you. >> my message to all of washington for the new year is to set partisanship aside, working on behalf of 100% of the voters, fix this mess you have gotten us into, bring a balanced budget and-to-grow th
, connecticut. some towns are now on capitol hill today. they are painting a vivid picture of this massive damage done in nir communities. joining us live from the rotunda, hoboken mayor dawn zimmer. ufs you were testifying about how small businesses have struggled here. tell us about what's going on in hoboken, what do you need? >> part of my message is hoboken is very much open for business. we have fantastic restaurants and nightlife and shopping and washington street was not flooded. many of our businesses have been impacted by the closure of the path, 60%. some businesses are reporting as much as 60% down in business. my main concern is the 200 or so businesses off of washington street who are struggling to either stay open, operating in an alternate location or potentially over the next several months could be forced to close down. that's my focus right now. >> i understand there was $1 hundred million in damage in hoboken. what is the main source of revenue for helping people get back to work and get back to business? >> well, for businesses the only option for them from the federal
in connecticut. we talk so much about protecting our children and for some of these family they were already their children although they were still living in russia. is there anything that the u.s. government could do? what would be a response that might evoke a response from russia? >> well, right now the state department is asking the parent of these children to sit tight. they are working on negotiating these 46 cases, making sure at least those children who have already bonded with those parents already in the pipeline waiting to be taken back to the united states could be, if you grandfathered in, if you will, and then they are trying to work with the russians on lifting the entire ban. there is already an adoption agreement between the u.s. and russia that they've been negotiating for about two years. it was just signed in november. this ban that was signed by president putin doesn't repeal that treaty and the u.s. is encouraged by statements by russian lawmakers and other cabinet ministers that say that maybe this ban could be lifted because it's certainly as it has touched here in t
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